Posted 9/24/17 R&D Food Scientist, FS Team Lead - Litehouse Pay Classification: Exempt Department: Research and Development Location: Sandpoint, ID Corporate Title of Supervisor: R&D Manager Starting Wage: DOE Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Purpose and Scope: The R&D Food Scientist, Team Lead, manages a technical team to develop or modify emulsion systems as required to meet project objectives and assumes the liaison role between R&D and a select customer base. Position success depends upon successfully meeting technical project requirements while managing customer relationships within a fast pace environment. Technical projects require manipulation of formula attributes; flavor, texture/rheology and visual, in addition to developing new product formulations, correcting operational deficiencies, and developing innovative product platforms within the market.
Guiding Principles-Culture- Service:
Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles
Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers
Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication
Help uphold a “Team Member” environment supporting others with positive behavior
Ensure compliance with food safety and quality guidelines
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Organize, prioritize, plan, and execute on weekly project load that allows project obligations to be met while resolving technical problems
Manage and preform scientific experiments and product development work in a laboratory setting to create product formulations, samples, and experimental data used in support of company driven projects
Routinely travel to customer locations and work within their labs to develop new products or troubleshoot existing products
Identify and collect quantitative data, then interpret and analysis this data to provide insight and direction within development projects and solving problem scenarios
Interact and communicate effectively with R&D Management, Marketing, Sales, Executive Management and current or potential business customers
Sustain a high level of competence and professionalism in a dynamic business environment
Proficiency in driving team alignment for utilizing corporate/business strategies within technical solutions, product and service offerings
Liaise with internal departments; Purchasing, Graphics, Quality Assurance, Operations, and Customer service to align and streamline execution of activities required to maintain or secure new customer or customer projects
Liaise with Human Resources to practice and enforce environmental, health and safety standards
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED TO PERFORM WORK: Education/Experience/Certifications
Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Food Science, Animal Science, Food Engineering or similar agricultural scientific discipline with 3-5 years related experience in food industry required
Certified Culinary Scientist (CCS®) or similar culinary qualifications are preferred
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis on advanced Excel and Word utilization
Proficiency using statistical processes to extract underlying cause and effect relationships
Experience using ROSS computer systems or other mainframe-based computer systems preferred, but not required
Experience using analytical quality computer systems preferred, but not required
Experience effectively using mechanical processes to generate stable emulsions and a working knowledge with the mechanisms of emulsification
Experience working with product and process development flow from conception to product prototyping
Travel up to 30% of the time should be expected with little warning prior to departure date
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge working with both acidified and non-acidified emulsion systems and their component attributes, including flavor, texture/rheology and visual – color and particulate formulation development
Knowledge using mechanical processes to generate stable emulsions and works with the mechanisms of emulsification at the laboratory bench level
Knowledge working with soups, sauces, gravies, and other liquid food service type products
Knowledge and understanding in areas beyond Product Development, including Operations, QA, Packaging and a thorough understanding of Marketing needs and financial hurdles
Develop, troubleshoot and solve technical project hurdles associated with new formulation development through the use of effective technical solutions and sound scientific principles
Ability to read and write correspondence and use basic technical/scientific terminology
Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization
Sound understanding of basic and advanced mathematics, with some basic statistical knowledge preferred
Must have ability to use and manipulate mathematical computations containing fractions in both percent and decimal equivalent forms
Proficiency of univariate polynomial equations with real and decimal equivalent variables
Mathematical knowledge will be assessed through proficiency testing
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Day to day work includes:
Regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel; lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
Frequently required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, talk or hear and taste or smell
Occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop or kneel
Specific vision abilities require close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust/focus
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
The duties listed in this position description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Posting # C17-10 Litehouse, Inc. is a 100% Employee Owned Company-EEO-AA We invite all interested parties with the qualifications for this position to complete our online application. Interested applicants should apply at www.litehousefoods.com
Pacific Foods - Team Leader-Back Half Grave Shift 4: Back Half Grave: Weds, Thurs, Fri & other Sat: 6pm-6:30am Provide work direction and supervision to production employees. Supervise all production area operators and related production activities. Oversee all activities regarding safety, sanitation, quality, maintenance, inventory accuracy and production. Organize and direct all operators in their appropriate duties. Lead/participate in Continuous Improvement teams. Essential Functions
Enforce safety and quality procedures/policies.
Develop strong teams in each department as well as across departments.
Ensure the proper operation of all processing equipment by monitoring or assigning responsibility to monitor specific control points in the process.
Coordinate training for production employees in all aspects of the production operation.
Ensure paperwork is completed properly and accurately.
Kronos to track employee attendance.
Innatrack for component variances, supplies, completions, and any other necessary function.
Assist maintenance in their daily activities by prioritizing tasks to provide mechanical stability and increase efficiencies.
Ensure all Master Sanitation requirements are properly executed and documented to ensure 100% compliance with all in-house and 3rd party audits.
Champion Continuous Improvement.
Utilize appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to, safety glasses, face shields, hearing protection, safety shoes, gloves and aprons.
Responsible for reporting food safety issues to their supervisor and or QA
Conduct interviews and make hiring decisions.
Assist with production scheduling activities.
Other duties as assigned.
Responsible for providing coverage in the absence of other Team Leaders.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervise production employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with company policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems. Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Strong technical knowledge of plant operations.
Strong supervisory and mentoring skills.
Able to prioritize quickly in a high stress environment.
Strong problem solving skills (root cause analysis, cause/effect relationships).
Proficient in computer programs including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
Strong written and verbal communication skills, along with solid basic math skills.
Teambuilding, training, presentation, and instructing skills.
Ability to push, pull, or move up to 200 pounds with mechanical assistance, and the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally. For items over 50 pounds or awkward items (e.g., PECO pallets), two or more employees will lift and/or carry using the buddy system.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent specializing in Engineering, Business, Food Science or related field. Two to four years supervisory experience in manufacturing environment; food production preferred.
Working conditions: The Production environment is subject to long hours, on-call status and extensive close work. The noise level is usually moderate to loud. Occasional use of and exposure to hazardous materials, high-pressure steam, high voltage and continuous standing. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally.
Salt & Straw is a small batch, handmade ice cream company based in Portland, Oregon. We created this company because we love to create great neighborhoods places, which means supporting local artisans, contributing to local PTAs and taking care of our team. We take a lot of pride that our ice cream is a reflection of the local community, so our entire menu was written using local cream and collaborating with a cast of farmers, chefs, cheese-makers, brewers, and butchers from all over Oregon. Our kitchen is a crazy fun combination of high end pastry making and lean-focused manufacturing. Our head chef, Tyler Malek, has won multiple awards in the food industry including Forbes 30 Under 30, and Eater’s Young Guns Finalists. On top of that, our kitchen team is constantly working with the best chefs in the world for inspiration, training, and collaboration. Our kitchen team makes everything from scratch and puts incredibly innovative passion behind their work resulting in one of the most dynamic pastry kitchens to work for in the country. We’re looking for a Production Manager who shares our vision, values, and love for ice cream. This position is responsible for managing day to day operations at our Portland, OR production facility by overseeing production, assisting in implementation of employee and food safety, as well as coaching Assistant Production Managers. This position is deeply involved in continual improvement of employees and the processes surrounding producing unbelievable ice cream. This position is also responsible for employee performance reviews and employee coaching, hiring, training, and retention. We want people who are ambitious and want to create their own legacy within the company, passionate about food and the local food community, and love the joy that ice cream brings to people!
5+ years experience in manufacturing operations management, kitchen management, and/or a combination of both
Appreciates and participates in collaborative communication and problem solving
3+ years of experience managing diverse staff
Creates Positive Change
Talent Recruiter and Retainer
80 hours of PTO (after 60 days)
Health & Dental Insurance (after 60 days)
Employee Assistance Program
Lots of free ice cream!
Make unbelievable ice cream
Be known for legendary hospitality
Take care of each other
Carefully tend to profits and growth
If this sounds like an environment in which you could thrive, we’d love to hear from you. Please include answers to these four questions along with your cover letter.
Why do you think hospitality matters in a business?
Why do you think you're the right fit for this position?
What qualities do you admire in others and why? What qualities do you detest in others and why?
Posted 9/16/17 CARDAMOM HILLS TRADING CO.- KITCHEN PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Excellent entry-level, Part-Time position. Great opportunity for an energetic student with a passion for the food and culinary industry or others looking for some flexible part-time income.
Cardamom Hills Trading Co is a growing business that produces small-batch preserves using locally sourced ingredients. We are looking for a motivated individual to assist with production needs based out of our commercial kitchen located in outer SE Portland.
Job Status: Part-time. 16 – 20 hours per week. Compensation: $14 per hour or DOE Duties include, but may not be limited to:
Using a digital scale, careful measurement of all ingredients
Peeling and chopping fruits and vegetables
Hot filling jars
Monitoring pH levels and recording temperatures
Current Multnomah Food Handler’s Card
Good knife skills (essential)
Work in a clean and organized manner
Demonstrate attention to details
Ability to complete tasks in a timely fashion
Ability to lift 50 lbs. occasionally
Ability to follow directions
Knowledgeable of food safety practices
Good oral communications and ability to read and understand instructions in English
Solid work ethic, trustworthy
Dependable and punctual
Positive, can-do attitude
Works well with others and able to work with limited supervision
Chaucer Foods - Assistant Food Scientist Department: Research & Development Reports To: Food Scientist, R&D Technical Manager Supervises: Assistant Food Scientist Intern Position Description: Under the direction of the Food Scientists and the R&D Technical Manager, the Assistant Food Scientist assists with the completion product development, process and product improvements, and other R&D tasks. This position also works with other Chaucer Foods, Inc functional groups to ensure effective communication, and successful customer relations. Responsibilities:
Send and receive samples as necessary
Ensure that laboratory and R&D files are maintained effectively
Complete competitive analysis for customers and internal projects
Evaluate the color, flavor, pH, moisture, and other qualities of food items
Maintain needs of current and future customers
Assist with the development of formulations and processes for new products, including packaging, shelf life, cost, nutritional profile, and other analysis
Assist with the development of applications for the use of company products, including nutritional profile, cost, and other analysis
Must have a Associates Degree in Applied Science, or equivalent
Must have experience in the food industry, Research & Development preferred
Must have a working knowledge of food safety
Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications
Must have strong technical, analytical, and interpersonal skills
Must be able to communicate effectively at all levels, using appropriate media
Working Conditions: Typical working conditions include office, lab, outdoor, and production environment settings. Employees must be able to stand for long periods of time, and frequently lift materials weighing up to 50 pounds. Travel is estimated at 5%. Send resume and cover letter to Sarah Saucy <Sarah.Saucy@chaucerfoods.com>.
NW Confections LLC (Wyld), a leading cannabis edibles production company based in Clackamas, OR is seeking a Food Product Development Manager/ Food Scientist who thrives in a fast-paced, team environment and is looking for an opportunity to grow with our company.
Wyld is the culture we choose to embrace, it is how we live. Wyld explores, pushes depths, questions what cannot be done, innovates and maintains an open mind. Wyld respects what others have accomplished while continuing to pioneer each day. Wyld celebrates what our Pacific Northwest provides us by creating treats that coincide with our ambitions and adventurous lifestyles. Climb cliffs and hike trails; explore our rivers, lakes, oceans, and mountains. Enjoy what brings us together and let Wyld keep us coming back.
The Food Scientist is responsible for managing the design, development and testing of multiple new products and optimizes the design and production of the Wyld’s current product line. The ideal candidate must be able to work with some direction, but be able to operate independently and draw on his or her own expertise in these areas.
Three to five years of successful experience in food and beverage industry.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Bakery Science/Food Science or related field required.
Must possess a valid Driver’s license.
Exceptional customer service skills and ability to work independently.
Must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced team environment.
Must be detail-oriented and set high standards for accuracy.
Must have demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills required.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of all employee and company information.
Essential Duties: (other duties as assigned) Product Development
Supports the development of new products and improvements in the production of current products. Applies sound food science techniques to design products in accordance with the Company’s new product development roadmap.
Assumes technical leadership of assigned projects from concept development through successful commercialization.
Investigates product and process challenges.
Provides creative solutions to solve challenges in food product development and commercialization.
Product & Process Optimization
Identifies opportunities for product improvements and cost savings and sources of variation in process and resulting finished goods.
Improve formulations, processes or equipment and make recommendations for improvement and identifies testing procedures that provide performance diagnostics.
Builds relationships with resources within the co-packer/supplier organizations and keep current with needs and capabilities. Technical Expertise and Idea Generation
Maintains current technical knowledge in food production regulations, new ingredients, processes, and equipment.
Stays abreast of the competitive products in the marketplace.
Recommends and advocates new product concepts.
Evaluates relevant competitive products to determine market opportunities for new products and application recommendations for current products. Regulatory Understanding
Maintains a working knowledge of current state and federal regulations.
Develops and obtains approved labels for products developed.
Provides raw material information and formula to create the nutritional analysis, product analysis, and nutritional facts panels.
Does this sound like you? How about applying now! Please email your resume, list of potential references and a cover letter with relevant experience attached and salary requirements to aaron@nwconfections by September 1, 2017.
NW Confections/Wyld is an EEO employer. For more information about us, please visit: http://wyldcanna.com/
Pamela’s Products, Inc. -- Ukiah, CA Job Description Job Title: Quality Assurance Manager Report To: Vice President of Operations Summary: The Quality Assurance Manager ensures that products received, produced and shipped meet company specification. This position is responsible for maintaining, implementing and managing the HACCP, SQF and Safety programs, and works closely with other departments to ensure compliance with appropriate regulations. This position is also responsible for the timely completion, review, and disposition of regulatory documents and facility records, and performs activities associated with document flow and all other documents managed by Quality Assurance. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Quality Assurance:
• Maintain certifications QAI (Organic), AIB
• Achieve SQF certification
• Write/re-write practices as required
• Monitor QC of production lines
• Organize audits
• Conduct audits of all facility and grounds
• Maintain Food Safety and Food Quality programs in accordance with FSMA, FDA.
• Organize and conduct calibration of equipment
• Run QA lab and confirm all testing
• Manage Document Control Specialist and Lab Assistant staff
• Manage all food safety systems; HAACP, mock recalls, COA review, IPM, lab data entry, retain program, allergens
• Manage non-conformance of raw materials issues
• Validate sanitation procedures by ATP and water testing
• Provide corrective actions on-the-spot for food safety needs
• Conduct new hire orientation
• Complete accident reports
• Complete investigation of accidents and determine corrective actions
• Write work orders and follow-up
• Organize safety training for all departments
• Maintain training literature
• Write Safe Work Practices
• Manage compliance programs; IIPP, LOTO, etc.
• Assist Supervisor of the Sanitation department
• Manage supplies – source, order, and manage inventory and costs
• Manage forms
• Plan new daily tasks with Supervisor
• Organize pick-up of food waste, recyclable materials, mixed waste
• Maintain sanitation equipment; service orders, order parts
• Write sanitation word orders
Other duties may be assigned: Job Requirements: •Bachelor's degree in biology, microbiology, chemistry, food science, nutrition, or related industry highly preferred •5 years of experience in food safety or quality assurance required •Certified Food Safety Professional •Good working knowledge of all U.S. Food and Drug Administration, state and local health department regulations and policies applicable to food safety and compliance. Candidate must also be knowledgeable of recent Acts implemented by the USDA and FDA (country of origin labeling act, federal food allergen and consumer protection act, bioterrorism act, etc.) •Work experience in a warehouse/distribution operation or food manufacturing is highly preferred •Proficient in MS Office Suite
• Bi-lingual – English/Spanish Mandatory
Additional REQUIREMENTS to consider before applying: Physical Demands:
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel: reach with hands and arms: climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
• While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic and caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions and vibrations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
SALARY: $75,000 - $85,000 per year, negotiable depending on experience. Competitive wage and benefit packages (D.O.E), for full-time regular employees include: medical and dental coverage, 401K, vacation/sick days, annual performance and pay reviews. If you feel you have the right skills, talents, motivation and personality to join the Pamela’s team in the future, please submit your resume. To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to 707-462-6642, or in person at Pamela’s Products, Inc., 1 Carousel Lane, Suite D, Ukiah, CA 95482 between the hours of 8:00am – 4:00pm. No phone calls please.
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